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Western Sydney University academic wins prestigious Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Belinda Medlyn from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named the 2019 ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.


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University leader recognised with prestigious Friendship Award

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, has received the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China, for his leadership in fostering important international collaborations in the field of traditional Chinese medicine.

Western Sydney University continues to rise in world rankings

Western Sydney University has continued to rise in world rankings after being named one of the world’s top 300 universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2019-2020.

Western Sydney University’s Giving Day raises over $760,000

Friends, alumni, staff and students of Western Sydney University have raised over $760,000 to-date through 800 donations for the University’s first-ever Giving Day, held on Wednesday 4 September.

Professor Pru Goward joins Western Sydney University

Former NSW Minister for Family and Community Services and former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pru Goward has joined the University as Professor of Social Interventions and Policy.


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Western Sydney University academic wins prestigious Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Belinda Medlyn from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named the 2019 ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.


MARCS Institute research keeping our skies safe

Research by Dr Dominique Estival, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, has guided the development of the Australian Government’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority's Communication Module.




Expert opinion

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Curious Kids: does chewing gum stay inside you for years?

Great question, Olivia! The short answer is that most gum you swallow ends up in your poo. But if you swallow a lot of chewing gum, it can get stuck and cause problems.


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Endometriosis costs women and society $30,000 a year for every sufferer

The average cost for a woman with endometriosis both personally and for society is around A$30,000 a year, according to our research, published today in the journal PLOS ONE.




Awards and appointments

New Dean appointed to School of Science

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Eileen McLaughlin as the new Dean of the School of Science.


Professor Michelle Trudgett honoured by University of New England

Professor Michelle Trudgett, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Strategy and Consultation at Western Sydney University, has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New England.